Another Year Another Milestone

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

It’s that time of the year, all about #newYearNewMe. So how true is this? Past 365 days of experience could be life altering for some, while others just a cake walk. So, what was it for me? I kept asking this from myself again and again. This is probably the best summary I could think of.

Looking back at the year, managed to trek 8 freaking mountains in a period of a month or two, nearly died in some (don’t tell my mother). Managed to ask out the girl I love (Plot twist: didn’t work out as imagined). I made another major geographic jump by moving back to Colombo. Been 8 years since I’ve left this place and seems strange coming back to a place so familiar yet so alien. Getting back with the family after a long time also was quite nice (no more instant Ramen, screw that shit). Made a career change from being an entrepreneur to an employee, I’ve been heavily criticized for this decision. Lot of things both internal and external affected this change in me, but I am glad it happened the way it did. To be honest its interesting being on the other side of the table, seeing how things are run. Perhaps I can do a better job the next time I jump start on a new venture. With all the interactions I had, I can safely conclude that most adults are just overgrown children hiding behind a complex facade, and it’s not just me being immature (at least I’m honest about it). Made new friends, discovered what I am capable and incapable of. Its ok not know everything. It opens more opportunities. In summary my past years collectively been a roller coaster journey that I’ve grown fond of it. Perhaps my greatest fear is settling down to something mundane and quiet. Perhaps its insanity to crave chaos over comfort. But as I have come to understand there’s a difference between mediocrity and peace, chaos and challenge. My hope for 2019 is that it becomes challenging as past few years that went by, it made me learn and grow. All those people, experiences I’ve encountered made me a different person. Perhaps for the better. Thank you for being part of my 2018 and hope we meet again in 2019.

Here’s to a good 2019!